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The drafting of an exploratory opinion on fairer labour mobility within the EU at the request of the Netherlands Presidency comes against a background of serious threats to the freedom of movement of workers and, in general, all persons in the EU.

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  • 28 Apr 2016 Fairer labour mobility

    The drafting of an exploratory opinion on fairer labour mobility within the EU at the request of the Netherlands Presidency comes against a background of serious threats to the freedom of movement of workers and, in general, all persons in the EU.

  • 28 Apr 2016 Combating aggressive tax planning

    In January, the European Commission presented a new legislative package to combat aggressive tax planning. The package aims to establish a transparent model of cross-border taxation which tackles tax avoidance.

  • 21 Apr 2016 Trade unions and the UK’s EU referendum

    On 21 April, the enlarged presidency of the Workers’ Group and British trade unions met in London to discuss the UK referendum.

  • 21 Mar 2016 Opinion on the establishment of National Competitiveness Boards within the Euro Area

    At its plenary session held on 16 and 17 March 2016 (meeting of 17 March 2016), the European Economic and Social Committee adopted this opinion by 200 votes to 3 with 11 abstentions.

  • 18 Feb 2016 Opinion on fighting poverty

    The EESC urges the EU Council to reiterate the commitment made in the Europe 2020 strategy, namely to reduce the number of people living below the poverty line by at least 20 million by 2020 and recommends that, when doing so, it take into account the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 18 Feb 2016 Opinion on the "Annual Growth Survey 2016: Strengthening the recovery and fostering convergence"

    Seven years since the start of the crisis, the Committee expresses its concern over high unemployment, which is an issue in certain Member States in particular. The 2016 AGS contains much more in the way of social analysis, objectives and goals, but for this new approach to be effective, it should not be based on the reiteration of the policy recommendations of previous years.

  • 18 Feb 2016 EESC Workers' Group Declaration on the 'New Settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union'

    The Workers Group expresses its unqualified support for British and European workers, particularly at this moment when their rights are under constant threat at national, European and even International level. 

  • 18 Feb 2016
    Extraordinary meeting of the Workers' Group - Free movement and Schengen: defending workers' rights

    On 1 February 2016, the Workers' Group organised an extraordinary meeting to discuss its political priorities and take stock of the ongoing legislative and policy work in the European institutions.

  • 29 Jan 2016 The refugee crisis at the heart of the EESC's concerns

    Over 30 members of the European Economic and Social Committee, representing trade unions, employers and various civil society associations have recently travelled to 11 EU countries and Turkey to assess how these countries are coping with the influx of refugees.

  • 28 Jan 2016 Opinion on energy efficiency labelling - Rapporteur: Mr Fatovic

    In the framework of the COP 21 conference, this opinion and the two others that the EESC adopted at the same time ((TEN/577 and TEN/578) call for a better use of low-carbon energies and a better balance between markets and regulation with the participation of consumers, as well as for an urgent solution to the obstacles to self-production.

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